1. Wifenotcarer

    Wifenotcarer Registered User

    Mar 11, 2018
    244
    Central Scotland
    A purely practical query! OH has always wet shaved himself, which is a complicated process as he has a goatee beard and moustache. Recently, having cut his lip a couple of times he has lost the confidence and ability to shave himself and wants me to do it. I have tried but find it very difficult as the skin on his face is 'loose' and needs stretched to be shaved and I seem to hurt him whatever I try. Obvious answer is an electric shaver but I know nothing about them nor what type is suitable when there is a beard to contend with.

    I have suggested that he just let it grow to a full beard which I would be happy to trim but he is having none of it. Can anyone recommend a simple electric shaver suitable for a novice barber?
     
  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,848
    Female
    Scotland
    I have had great problems with shaving my husband too. I have bought two electric razors and am now back to wet shaving then using the electric for any bits I've missed. We have Turkish barbers in Glasgow who are really good and if you are stuck then how about a weekly visit to one of them. The cost would be worth it for peace of mind.
     
  3. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,543
    @Wifenotcarer My dad has an electric shaver, it's a Phillips rechargeable Aquatouch. My brother got it for him and he likes it very much, so much that he will shave 2 or 3 times an evening.

    I don't know that it would be suitable with a goatee and moustache though,
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,021
    Male
    North Manchester
    I use a Philishave, I don't have a beard but feel getting a defined edge would every difficult.

    If you Google goatee beard electric razor you will find several electric razors designed for beards and info about how to use them from both users and manufacturers.

    Braun have a video on trimming goatees.
    There are probably more from other manufactures.
     
  5. Banjomansmate

    Banjomansmate Registered User

    Jan 13, 2019
    1,167
    Female
    Dorset
  6. Wifenotcarer

    Wifenotcarer Registered User

    Mar 11, 2018
    244
    Central Scotland
    Thanks for the info Banjoman'smate - Well, I have looked it up on line, ascertained that the Boots in the next town High Street had one in stock and been and bought it (with 30 % 0ff :)). Now all I have to do is get the packaging off!! charge it up and we will be ready to go. Wish me luck.
     
  7. Wifenotcarer

    Wifenotcarer Registered User

    Mar 11, 2018
    244
    Central Scotland
    OH has now been shaved and beard trimmed by me. It is not perfect but much better than the shaggy look he had before. I was annoyed that I did not have a power point for the 2 pin battery charger, until my Daughter on the phone reminded me that there was a shaver point on the light in the toilet. I had forgotten all about it. It has been there for 40 odd years and never been used - until now!
     
  8. Banjomansmate

    Banjomansmate Registered User

    Jan 13, 2019
    1,167
    Female
    Dorset
    ;) Glad to hear that it seems a success.
     
  9. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    180
    Why not just clean shave? Its simpler.
     
  10. Guzelle

    Guzelle Registered User

    Aug 27, 2016
    393
    Sheffield
    My OH is struggling to shave, he keeps buying new razors and saying they are no good. He has shaved today but his face has lots of cuts on it. I have suggested he go to the Turkish barbers but he just said no as he does to m0st things.
     
  11. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,103
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm late coming to this but...I know that a clean shave would be simpler but I think it's a matter of maintaining things as they always have been. I remember years ago a TP member husband's mustache and goatee were shaved off by the NH and she was extremely upset. I completely agreed with her. @Wifenotcarer has found something that works for her now. Things may change in a year or two but the focus is on today. I'm glad she's found something that works.
     
  12. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,969
    Suffolk
    I remember that, Joanne. I said at the time if anyone shaved off OHs beard I’d have their guts for garters! ( local term for being very annoyed!) He had a short, but entire, beard all the years I knew him. I was pleased because I didn’t have to shave him when dementia came along.
     
  13. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,848
    Female
    Scotland
    As an addition - I have bought one of those razors with a built in comb for giving my husband a haircut. I’m pretty bad at it but fortunately he doesn’t know how bad. I’m hoping it’s one of those skills you acquire through practice because at present he has a fairly patchy attempt which looks as if he is losing his hair in strange patterns across his head!
     
  14. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,103
    Toronto, Canada
    @marionq A new male baldness pattern perhaps? :)
     

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